143: Teen Savvy Coaching: Helping Parents Raise Teens to Thrive with Sam Straub


Do you find yourself wondering where to turn for help when it comes to raising a teenager?

When your kids are little you have parent-and-baby groups and all kinds of guides to your child’s developmental stages, but where does that level of support and community go as your kids get older?

If you have a lot of unanswered questions about raising teens, you’re not alone. 

Parents need just as much support through the transition into teen years as their kids do and our guest in this episode, Sam Straub, wants you to be confident that you know what you’re doing and that you’re raising your kids to be the independent adults that you want them to be. 

In this episode, Sam is sharing her advice on how to find support and confidence as you adjust to raising a teenager. 

A veteran educator and long-time school counselor with a clinical counseling license, Sam has spent her entire career supporting teens and the adults who care for them.  She blends vast professional expertise with her sense of humor and authenticity to help parents navigate the ups and downs of raising teens.  Clients appreciate her down-to-Earth and non-judgemental approach.  Further, Sam is a parent of two teens herself. She’s been in the trenches and understands firsthand the rollercoaster ride that comes with raising adolescents.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • Understanding teen developmental stages 
  • Feeling confident in your parenting 
  • Effective communication skills
  • Why we stop talking so much about our children’s behavior as they get older 
  • What you need to do before you can influence your child’s behavior
  • The importance of listening to your child’s truth 
  • How to ask your teen more meaningful questions

Parents of teens shouldn’t have to feel like they’re winging it. That’s why I wanted to get Sam on the podcast to share her knowledge with you and point you in the right direction to find the resources you need. 

To learn more about Teen Savvy Coaching and get in touch with Sam, go to www.teensavvycoaching.com.  

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